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Open air blessing of the season service

Open air blessing of the season service 27/04/2017
Cowes Harbour Commission is pleased to be providing free mooring in the Trinity Landing basin for a service of blessing to mark the start of the 2017 season. The open-air blessing service, organised by the Holy Trinity Church Cowes, will be held at 1800 on Sunday, 30th April on Cowes Parade and will include a rededication of Cowes RNLI’s lifeboat Sheena Louise after her first refit. For further information and to reserve a berth, please contact the Hon. Secretary of Holy Trinity, John Power, on telephone 01983 299555.  read more...

Winter storage discounts for 'Early Birds'

This year, we are again offering our popular winter ‘Early bird’ deals with FREE weeks of winter storage at Kingston Marine Boatyard. Provided you stay until 31st March 2016, coming ashore before 15th read more...

Success for Island RIBs at the Southampton Boat Show

Kingston Wharf based boat builder Island RIBs have just launched their latest model, the Island 7.5m, at the Southampton Boat Show in September.Built by hand from original designs using brand new tooling, read more...

Cowes Harbour welcomes visit from living naval history

The replica of Peter the Great’s first warship, the frigate Shtandart, originally built in 1703 in St Petersburg, will be visiting Cowes Harbour from 4th to 6th September. The Shtandart will be moored at read more...

Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Races preview

The British Powerboat Racing Club will again be running the annual Cowes - Torquay - Cowes Powerboat Race on Sunday, 6th September 2015. This year the race will start across the Royal Yacht Squadron line read more...

Cowes Breakwater rock barge timetable

The final stages of works on the Cowes Breakwater are in progress with Cowes Harbour Commission’s contractors Boskalis Westminster now in the process of completing the placement of rock armour layers. CHC read more...

A trip aboard the Cowes Harbour Commission safety patrol

It’s just after 10am on the Wednesday of Cowes Week 2015, writes Chris Riddet. On the water, hundreds of yachts are waiting for their class starts. Red Funnel ferries are coming and going, pleasure read more...

Cowes Week 2015 daily video highlights

Here you can watch daily video highlights from the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week regatta taking place from Saturday, 8th to Saturday, 15th August 2015. You can also visit the LiveStream read more...

Breakwater construction summer to autumn 2015

Following on from the recent Breakwater Project Review, contractors Boskalis Westminster mobilised at the end of July for the last stage of the Cowes Breakwater build, which will be completed in October read more...

Enjoy a safe Cowes Week 2015

Racing at the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015 regatta starts this Saturday, 8th Augustand in advance of the regatta we recommend that all competitors and boat owners coming to Cowes take read more...

Cowes Week regatta preview

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week takes place this year from Saturday, 8th to 15th August and will feature an exciting and diverse blend of competitive sailing as well as a strong social scene. read more...

All the fun of Cowes Week at Shepards

Shepards Wharf Marina is once again an official Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week venue dedicated to regatta crews, friends and family, offering a vibrant, competitor orientated atmosphere with our read more...

Hollywood star Kaskelot visits Cowes

The three-masted barque Kaskelot, a celebrated star of numerous films, is visiting Cowes Harbour until Sunday, 9th August. Kaskelot was originally built in Denmark in 1948 by renowned shipyard J Ring read more...

46th Fastnet Race

There is less than two weeks to go until the world's biggest offshore race, the historic biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, which starts from Cowes on Sunday, 16th August and will see 390 boats from 25 nations read more...

Aids to navigation - new UKHO chart 2793

A new edition of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) chart 2793 for Cowes Harbour and the River Medina was published on 18th June 2015. The new chart contains various updates including the read more...

Cowes Harbour Berthing Master conquers the Lake District

Cowes RNLI Deputy Launching Authority and Berthing Master for CHC Dave Lewis has amply demonstrated that being 50 is no barrier to completing one of Europe’s most difficult trails. Keen to show he is read more...

Publication of ABPmer report for Cowes Harbour

Cowes Harbour Commissioners at their Board meeting on Wednesday, 29th July reviewed and approved the sedimentation report from hydrodynamic consultants ABPmer. The report was commissioned by CHC as part read more...

Cowes Breakwater Project review ABPmer report

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) regrets that the ABPmer Report prepared for the Cowes Breakwater Project review is not yet authorised for publication. The CHC will advise as soon as it is made available. read more...

CHC Berthing Master's 50 mile run for RNLI

Taking on one of Europe’s most difficult 50 mile running and walking trail courses is not everyone’s idea of marking their 50th year. CHC Berthing Master and Cowes RNLI Deputy Launching read more...

CHC reports on Cowes Breakwater Project review

In the Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) E-newsletter of 4th July, we published results of the June 2015 formal review of the Cowes Breakwater Project and CHC’s decision, supported by the Harbour Advisory read more...

Celebrating 200 years of international yachting

A major highlight in the Cowes events calendar this year is the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta from 26th to 31st July, part of the Squadron’s celebrations to mark its bicentenary, read more...

Classic racing in Cowes

Entries are booming this year for Panerai British Classic Week (18th-25th July), which looks set to be an exciting regatta with many classic yachts coming from around the world to race in the Solent. A read more...

Etchells Invitational Regatta returns

Sailors from around the world will soon be gathering to compete in the second Etchells Invitational Regatta for the prestigious Gertrude Cup. Last year 11 countries were represented across 20 teams and a read more...




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